Or You Could Organize a Flash Mob

“I don’t know why they even make the kids go to school during the last 2 weeks.  The textbooks have been picked up, grades turned in, and all the teachers do is show movies.” Okay, first of all – NOT TRUE! Okay, maybe some of it is sometimes true.  Possibly. But think about it. Let’s say … Continue reading Or You Could Organize a Flash Mob

Science by the Dull Eyed Llamas

For today’s Phun Phriday post, I am sharing a Rube Goldbergian feat by Ariel Llama.  Set to the music of “Science” by the Dull Eyed Llamas, you will see an elaborate set-up designed to open a door. Here is part of the summary on YouTube: “This Rube Goldberg machine took almost 1 year to build, … Continue reading Science by the Dull Eyed Llamas

Creative Ways to Survive the Weeks Before Winter Break

Full disclosure: this first week of December is going to be my busiest week this year. Therefore, I decided to cheat a bit for a few days and recycle some posts from last year.  I’ve done a bit of editing to make sure they remain current but otherwise they are the same.  Hopefully you still find … Continue reading Creative Ways to Survive the Weeks Before Winter Break

Creative Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break

Let’s face it.  This week is hard.  No one – including you – is feeling very focused on academics right now.  To save everyone’s sanity, and to put smiles on all of the faces in the room, try some of these creative ideas: If your students participated in an Hour of Code last week by … Continue reading Creative Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break

How to Trap a Monster in, Well, A Lot of Steps

I have a Fun Friday video for you of a young man named Audri and his very complex Rube Goldberg contraption.  Audri was 7 when he made this video, and aspires to one day study robotics at MIT.  I have no doubt that he will achieve all of his dreams!  If you feel like playing … Continue reading How to Trap a Monster in, Well, A Lot of Steps